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ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM 2014

SATURDAY APRIL 12
8:30am-12:45pm

SUBJECT TO CHANGE:
Embodiment & The Liminal Aspects of Gender

Wayne Downey, M.D.
Gayle Salamon, M.D.
Eileen Becker-Dunn, M.S.W.-Moderator

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Subject To Change: Embodiment & The Liminal Aspects of Gender

Wayne Downey, M.D.
Gayle Salamon, Ph.D.
Eileen Becker-Dunn, M.S.W., Moderator 

The Date: April 12th, 2014

The Time: 8:30AM - 12:45PM 

The Place: New Haven Lawn Club
193 Whitney Avenue
New Haven, Connecticut

 

Historically, psychoanalysis has been late to the table, as other disciplines have explored non-pathologizing views
of sexuality and gender. In recent decades however,
psychoanalytic practitioners and theorists have
interrogated traditional notions of development as a
linear unfolding of predictable stages. As well, they have
challenged theories about how the body becomes
gendered. In both of these arenas their work is especially
evident regarding ‘non-normative’ expressions of gender.
This year’s symposium will focus on what it means to be
embodied and offer alternative schemas for thinking
about the development of gender. We will examine what
it means to inhabit, perform and be gendered, and
explore the limitations of existing psychoanalytic ‘bodies’
of knowledge.
Professor Gayle Salamon will help us understand the ‘body
concept’, desire, and gender. With innovation and rigor,
Professor Salamon questions how one comes to know
and have a sense of bodily being and considers the “felt
sense” of the body’s relationship to its exterior
contours.Through the contemporary lens of
psychoanalytic developmental theory and
phenomenology she will illuminate the liminal character
of gender particularly when ‘non-normatively’ expressed.
She will elaborate these concepts through the case of
Lawrence King, a 14-year-old gender non-conforming boy
who was murdered in school by a classmate.
Dr. Downey will examine foundational concepts in
psychoanalytic theory and practice and the ways in which
these concepts have changed. He will examine the
fundamental role of empathy and irony in addressing
issues of gender. Specifically, he will reassess ‘castration
anxiety’ and provide a repositioning of the Oedipus
Complex as it relates to the murder of Lawrence King.

Wayne Downey, MD
Dr. Downey is a child, adolescent and adult analyst and
psychiatrist and a Supervising Psychoanalyst at the
Western New England Psychoanalytic Institute. He is a
graduate and past member of the Institute’s faculty and
was a Training Analyst in the Adult and Child Programs.
Dr. Downey is currently a Clinical Professor at the Yale
Child Study Center and a former Clinical Director of the
Yale Psychiatric Institute. He is widely published and is
currently at work on a paper about the deathly instincts
encountered in the course of life.

Gayle Salamon, PhD
Professor Salamon is an Assistant Professor of English and the Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies at Princeton
University. Her research interests include
phenomenology, gender and queer theory,
psychoanalysis, contemporary Continental philosophy
and visual culture. She is the author of Assuming a Body:
Transgender and Rhetorics of Materiality (Columbia
University Press, 2010), and winner of the 2010 Lambda
Literary Award in LGBT Studies. She is currently at work
on two manuscripts, one exploring narrations of pain
and bodily disability entitled, Painography: Metaphor and
the Phenomenology of Chronic Pain, and a second, Passing
Period, analyzing the 2008 classroom murder of gendertransgressive 15 year old Lawrence King.

8:30am
Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00am-9:05am
Opening Remarks, Eileen Becker-Dunn, M.S.W.

9:05am-10:05am
Professor Gayle Salaman
Aggression, Projection, Horizon
10:05am-10:25am
Discussion
10:25am-10:45am
Coffee Break and Book Raffle
10:50am-11:45am
Wayne Downey, M.D.
Empathy and Irony
11:45-12:05pm
Discussion
12:05-12:45
Open Discussion 
 
 

 

For further information contact:

Rachel Bergeron, Ph.D.,Registrar

441 Orange Street
New Haven, CT 06511
203.777.5049

rachelbergeron1@gmail.com

CME/CEC Registration/Accreditation
CME: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the The American Psychoanalytic Association and the Western New England Psychoanalytic Society. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category I Credit(s.)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters of this CME program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.
CEC: This program has been approved for 3.0 Continuing Education Credits by NASW/CT and meets the continuing education criteria for CT Social Work Licensure renewal.
CME/CEC credit requires a signed attendance form and completed evaluation form. Certificates will be mailed to you.

IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters of this CME program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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